Little did I know a fall business trip to San Francisco would land me in the thick of Orange October.
I arrived on a Saturday night, the day after the Giants won Game 5 of the NLCS. I had no idea when I would be in San Francisco again, so I bought a ticket to Game 6 of the series. I had to see AT&T Park—and more specifically, McCovey's Cove—in person.
The Giants promptly won Game 7, too, before taking the opening two games of the World Series at home. It was after Game 2 that I bought a ticket to Game 6 of the World Series. As we know now, I didn't even need it.
Sunday night, for the second time in three seasons, the Giants clinched a world title. And even though the series ended two times zones to the east, fans wasted no time starting the celebrations.
"Go to the stadium, man," a guy at Rogue Ales Public House advised me after I said I was from out of town. "Second and King."
The attached video shows reaction from Rogue (great beer selection, by the way) as Sergio Romo threw the final strike past a frozen, Triple-Crown-winning Miguel Cabrera. Shortly after, the fireworks went off and the debauchery got underway between 2nd and 3rd streets. But don't take my word for it; you can see the ridiculousness for yourself in fewer than three minutes.
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